SEX ATTACK: Man victimized in Boystown

A male victim reported being sexually assaulted in the 3200 block of N. Dayton Street this morning. The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment. Dayton street is the short street that runs between Belmont and Aldine, one block west of Halsted.

This is the second criminal sexual assault involving male victims reported in Boystown recently.  On June 28, a man was dragged into an alley and sexually attacked by an assailant in the 700 block of W. Cornelia Avenue.

As background, “rape” is not the name of a crime in Illinois. The state classifies crimes commonly known as rape–forced sexual penetration, penetration in which the other party is not capable of giving legal consent, etc–as criminal sexual assault.

5 July 2013
1:19 AM
Chicago Police Department Case #HW348516

UPDATED 5 JULY 2013: Restructured for clarity. Added information regarding Illinois law.
UPDATED 13 JULY 2013: After further investigation, the location of the sexual assault was determined to be in the 3200 block of N. Dayton Street, the small street that runs between Belmont and Aldine, one block west of Halsted Street. The victim originally told police that the incident took place at 3300 N. Halsted, about a block away from the actual scene.

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